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 By Capt. Chuck Uzzle    Sports 

It's almost "showtime"

For a long time I always equated the best time of the year with the full moon in October, which coincidentally happens this week. For all intents and purposes summer is now in the... — Updated 10/19/2021

 

Bow season off to slow start, duck hunters making final preparations

Another opening weekend for Texas bowhunters has come and gone and the again the weather man is at the front of the conversation. Saturday morning started off as good as you... — Updated 10/5/2021

 

Local bowhunters prep for season opener

As the days grow shorter and the temperatures becomes slightly more tolerable it is plain to see that fall and hunting season are just around the corner. For local hunters, the firs... — Updated 9/21/2021

 

Teal season opens for anxious waterfowl hunters

In what has become a highly anticipated yearly ritual, wingshooters from all over Texas will make there way to the fields and marshes as the 2021-2022 waterfowl hunting season... — Updated 9/7/2021

 

Dove hunters beat the odds

The sleek silhouette coasted over the tree line with that familiar darting flight pattern, the volley of shots only confirmed the obvious and the dove continued on its way toward th... — Updated 8/31/2021

 

Trout, teal and doves take center stage

It doesn't make any difference if you're a hunter or a fisherman because this time of the year has something for everyone and it's all good. The brief cool down from near triple... — Updated 8/24/2021

 

August means it's time to switch gears

I know it's tough to even imagine it, especially when the mercury is threatening to burst out the top of the thermometer, but hunting season is right around the corner. August is... — Updated 8/10/2021

 

The real thing is hard to beat when it comes to bait

No matter how hard lure manufacturers try they will never be able to create a lure that works better than real thing, period. The typical profile of the weekend angler is not that... — Updated 8/3/2021

 

Prospecting with a purpose

As I ease the truck forward out of the launch I can already see the blur of motion in the rear view mirror, a cat squirrel with Costa Del Mar sunglasses disguised as a fisherman... — Updated 7/27/2021

 

Options galore for summer redfish

          It’s a familiar scene that is played out all along the gulf coast from Texas to Florida, anglers armed with light tackle weapons probe the shallow shorelines... — Updated 7/20/2021

 

Stick baits and suspending plugs are summer favorites

The slick surface of the lake was disrupted by skipping shrimp and the familiar sound of trout crashing the helpless crustaceans. Each cast with a soft plastic was met the familiar... — Updated 7/13/2021

 

Beat the heat with summer variety

Easily one of the most alluring features of Sabine Lake area is the fact that you can catch so many different species of fish in a relatively small area. The brackish water holds... — Updated 7/6/2021

 

Understanding patterns help anglers score more fish 

One of the biggest and most intriguing factors that keep fishermen coming back  day after day is the process of discovery, figuring out the puzzle so to speak. The task of... — Updated 6/29/2021

 

Texas makes statement with passing of "Constitutional Carry" law

In yet another blow to the gun control advocates the state of Texas officially passed the “Constitutional Carry” law this past week and it will go into effect on September 1st.... — Updated 6/22/2021

 

Spinnerbaits are a muddy water weapon

Any tackle geek knows they are the next great weapon in the angling arsenal, saltwater spinnerbaits have come to the coast and the redfish have a new enemy. They come in array of di... — Updated 6/1/2021

 

Fishermen shift focus and see "red"

It's no secret that Texas fishermen worship the speckled trout, anglers will go from one end of Texas to the other looking for that one magic 30" fish could define their angling... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Super trout call for super tactics

Anywhere you go along the gulf coast there is an unwritten standard by which all fish are judged, the magic mark that each angler strives to attain. For inshore fishermen the glory... — Updated 5/18/2021

 

Lessons learned

For some unknown reason society has always been interested in and amused by the misfortunes of others. Television has had countless shows dedicated to "bloopers" and other gaffes... — Updated 5/11/2021

 

Summer school programs on the water

For the majority of our area students school is almost over for the year and the much anticipated free days of summer are now upon us. This time of the year that is tailor made for... — Updated 4/27/2021

 

Redfish take the spotlight with Sabine Redfish Series Tournament

With my little skiff in tow I eased down the road and got a feel for the water level as I crossed one of the many bayous that run through town. The water was a little lower than... — Updated 4/20/2021

 

Sportsmen oppose continued Biden infringements

In a little less than 3 months the average every day citizen has been overwhelmed by an avalanche of executive orders from the new president Joe Biden. Many of those orders like... — Updated 3/30/2021

 

Moving water equals active fish

Most any fisherman who spends time on our local waters has a theory about how the tides work and where they need to be to catch fish during those tides. Surprisingly enough there ar... — Updated 3/23/2021

 

White House continues pursuit against 2nd amendment rights

If you are a regular reader of this column or most any outdoor publication its not a far stretch to say you should be concerned with new gun law proposals generated by the current... — Updated 3/9/2021

 

It's not for everybody

True trophy trout, like this one Carlin Leavelle caught, pushing 10 pounds and 30 inches long are what saltwater fisherman dream about. You ever wonder what a 64 pack of Crayola... — Updated 3/2/2021

 

It's not for everybody

You ever wonder what a 64 pack of Crayola crayons, 31 flavors of ice cream at Baskin Robbins, or bags of assorted candy have in common? The answer is they offer something for... — Updated 2/17/2021

 

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